Crock Pot beef stew is a great recipe for those cold days when you want to warm up and feed your family a hearty dish. The recipe takes about five minutes to get into the slow cooker and get started and dinner will be ready by the end of the day.
Beef stew is a big hit around our house, especially with two growing teenagers. I love making it because it’s such an incredibly easy recipe to make.
It takes about five to ten minutes to get everything in the Crock Pot and started cooking. Then, you can go about your day and come back in seven to eight hours and your dinner is ready.
What do I need to make beef stew?
- Stew meat
- Beef stock
- Minced garlic
- Worcestershire sauce
- Onion soup mix
- Diced onions
- Salt and pepper
How do I make easy beef stew?
- Add the meat, potatoes, carrots, beef stock, water, minced garlic, diced onions, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper to a Crock Pot.
- Cover and cook for seven to eight hours on low.
Full recipe and printable instructions listed below
Spray the Crock Pot with non-stick spray and add the stew beef.
I bought the stew beef already cut up from Wal-Mart and that helped shave a lot of prep time from the recipe. It’s not much more expensive than buying a full piece of meat and cutting it yourself, so keep that in mind.
Next, add the peeled and sliced raw potatoes.
I usually buy a few potatoes at a time, but I was in Aldi’s and bought a five-pound bag of potatoes for only a few dollars.
It was a great deal and I had enough potatoes left over for mashed potatoes the next night. and my 5-ingredient ground beef recipe a few nights later!
Add the carrots and diced onions to the stew. These baby carrots look a little sad and dry, but they were perfect for the beef stew and they cooked up so flavorful.
Pour the beef stock over the veggies and beef. Next, you’ll add some water to the Crock Pot, as well.
Finally, add the minced garlic, salt, pepper, and onion soup mix to the Crock Pot and give it a stir.
Replace the lid and set the Crock Pot for seven to eight hours on low. Sometimes the meat is tender enough at seven hours, but this time it took eight hours to get it to the tender point that I like.
This is such a great beef stew recipe and it will actually take you longer to read this than it will to throw the ingredients into the Crock Pot, unless you’re a super fast speed reader!
Check out the Crock Pot beef stew recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! This is a hearty and nutritious dinner for the entire family and I know you’ll love it.
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- 2 lbs. stew beef
- 5 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup baby carrots
- 1/2 cup diced onions
- 21 oz. beef stock
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 - 1 oz. packet onion soup mix
- Salt and pepper
- Add all of the ingredients to the Crock Pot, stir, and cover with the lid.
- Cook for seven to eight hours on low or until the meat is tender.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 112mg Sodium: 613mg Carbohydrates: 29g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 42g
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